Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor has requested the Uttarakhand government to lift the ban on his latest directorial venture ‘Kedarnath’. ‘Kedarnath’, which features Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan in the lead, has been banned in the seven districts of Uttarakhand by district magistrates in view of protest by Hindu outfits.
The film, set against the backdrop of the natural tragedy in the temple town of Kedarnath, is a love story of a Hindu girl and a Muslim porter. Those seeking a ban on the film have accused it of hurting Hindu sentiments.
Kapoor took to social media to request Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to let the film get screened in the state. “I plead with the Uttarakhand govt to please lift the ban on my film #kedarnath. It’s an attempt to bring peace, harmony and healing to the people of this country. Please don’t deprive us of this opportunity.